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Archive for January 2006

January 2, 2006


California Colony of Indiana

Pasadena, California has a Hoosier connection. This Southern California city was started by a group of winter-weary Hoosiers seeking a more temperate clime.

January 9, 2006


May Wright Sewall

May Wright Sewall was a champion of women’s suffrage in Indiana and abroad.

January 16, 2006


Showers Brothers Furniture

The Showers Brothers Furniture Company of Bloomington, IN, “The World’s Largest Furniture Factory,” once produced 60% of the furniture made in the US.

January 23, 2006


George Ade

George Ade, born in 1866 to pioneer parents, was recalled his youth in Newton County, a place that would serve as a touchstone in the writer’s career.

January 30, 2006


Juliet Strauss

Turkey Run State Park in Parke County displays a statue of Juliet Virginia Strauss. She was a major force in saving the land once called Bloomingdale Glens.

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